2018 Volkswagen TIGUAN Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Recall

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2018 Volkswagen TIGUAN Suspension Rear Shock Absorber Recall

 NHTSA Recall #138212
NHTSA Compaign #18V262000
MFG Compaign #42i7
 ManufacturerVolkswagen Group of America, Inc.
 Model Year2018
 Date of notification30/05/18
 Begin date of manufacuring15/01/18
 End date of manufacturing10/03/18
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received25/04/18
 Report created30/04/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7430
 Defect summaryVolkswagen group of america, inc. (volkswagen) is recalling certain 2018 volkswagen tiguan long wheelbase (lwb) vehicles. A lower loop of a rear shock absorber may separate from its base due to an incorrect welding process
 Consequence summaryIf the lower loop of the rear shock absorber detaches, there may be a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionVolkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear shock absorbers, replacing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began may 30, 2018. Owners may contact volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 42i7.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.



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